The Villanova Wildcats (8-5-3 overall, 3-2-2 BIG EAST) began the year with three straight 1-0 losses. But they have rebounded to earn a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament and head to Xavier Saturday seeking more points.
Villanova withstood an early surge from St. John's on Wednesday night and came up with two second half goals thanks in no small part to the work of Elmont, N.Y., native Aaron Dennis.
Villanova climbed into fifth place in the BIG EAST with its victory Saturday over Butler. Now it hopes to fortify its standing as the Wildcats visit St. John's on Wednesday night (ESPN3).
Villanova sophomore Max Kroschwitz scored the biggest goal of Saturday's important 1-0 win over Butler and on Monday was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll. He is also the Philly Soccer Six Offensive Player of the Week.
Villanova had endured its share of end of regulation heartache in recent weeks. On Saturday, the Wildcats were the team that made the big play late and it gave them three key BIG EAST points.